What are the best lines in any song you ever heard?

We all listen to music and we all love it. But sometimes a song shoots right through your defenses and scores a total home run. Which lines from popular music rocked your world?

For me it was Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. This song raped me and yet was so gentle.

"And even though it all went wrong,

I'll stand before the Lord of Song,

With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah."

(Please include a link to your song. Peace and Love.)

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Crosby, Stills and Nash:

Teach your children well:

You who are on the roadMust have a code that you can live byAnd so become yourselfBecause the past is just a good bye.Teach your children well,Their father's hell did slowly go by,And feed them on your dreamsThe one they picked, the one you'll know by.Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.And you, of tender years,Can't know the fears that your elders grew by,And so please help them with your youth,They seek the truth before they can die.Counter Melody To Above Verse:Can you hear and do you care and Cant you see we must be free toTeach your children what you believe in.Make a world that we can live in.Teach your parents well,Their children's hell will slowly go by,And feed them on your dreamsThe one they picked, the one you'll know by.Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

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Thanks for a great question! One song that always touches me, and that seems to contain a lot of wisdom, is by James Taylor; it's called "The Secret of Life." Here are the lyrics:

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time Any fool can do it There ain't nothing to it Nobody knows how we got to The top of the hill But since we're on our way down We might as well enjoy the ride The secret of love is in opening up your heart It's okay to feel afraid But don't let that stand in your way 'cause anyone knows that love is the only road And since we're only here for a while Might as well show some style Give us a smile Isn't it a lovely ride Sliding down Gliding down Try not to try too hard It's just a lovely ride Now the thing about time is that time Isn't really real It's just your point of view How does it feel for you Einstein said he could never understand it all Planets spinning through space The smile upon your face Welcome to the human race Some kind of lovely ride I'll be sliding down I'll be gliding down Try not to try too hard It's just a lovely ride Isn't it a lovely ride Sliding down Gliding down Try not to try too hard It's just a lovely ride Now the secret of life is enjoying the passage of time

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When I was a teenager, my brother brought home Something/Anything by Todd Rundgen. I was introduced to a musical genius, songwriter, and singer who has written so many songs that comprise a soundtrack to get me through all of life's dilemmas.

The lyrics that support me perennially are from "The Ikon," Todd Rundgren's Utopia. I do not know why Rundgren chose to spell icon with a "K," but I suspect it is because he is an iconoclast.

Someone knows who you are

Someone watches over you

Someone knows how you feel

And someone feels the same.

So you don't have to be afraid

Never fear, for you are living in eternal mind

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My opinion would be Jeff Bates' "I Wanna Make You Cry." (I know, cheesy love song, but allow me to explain.)

The lyrics show the happy side of tears. Too many people denote crying with sadness (it almost seems automatic--"Why are you crying? What is wrong?).

Here, tears are given a more positive connotation.

I swear I'll make it last until,
Tears of joy come pourin' from your eyes.
I wanna make you cry.

I always like when a song tries to change how a person typically looks at something.

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I'll go with a short line from "Lying Eyes" by the Eagles.  It goes "I guess every form of refuge has its price."

To me, that's an important thing to think about because I think that we often try to find easy ways out of things when we ought to know that there are no easy ways.  We try to bail out from tough situations, thinking that somehow we will be able to have things easy when really what we need to do is to hunker down and work through our problems.  I see us as being a society where we look to get away from our problems rather than facing them and I think that is a destructive tendency.

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I've always been a big Beatles fan, and particularly the songs of George Harrison. One of my favorites is "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." It's a GREAT title, and the lyrics are simple, but romantically touching.

"I look at the world and I notice it's turning
While my guitar gently weeps.
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps.

I don't know how you were diverted,
You were perverted, too.
I don't know how you were inverted,
No one alerted you.

I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
Still my guitar gently weeps.

http://www.metrolyrics.com/while-my-guitar-gently-weeps-lyrics-beatles.html

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